A very good friend bought me a very bad wedding present. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I didn’t want it — so I returned it to the store on the down low. The registry manager there assured me that the refund would be sent directly to me and that my friend would not know I returned the gift. Two weeks later and I call to find out where my refund is … and guess who they sent it to?! I have no idea what to say if my friend asks. Especially since in my “Thank You” note I told her how much I loved it! Kate, I’m in a pickle! What do I do?
Bride, Caught Red-Handed
Dear Caught-Red-Handed Bride,
The most embarrassing of all gifting situations has come down upon you. I do not envy you sister! This is a toughie, as you don’t want to offend your friend for life, but you also want to make the most of your wedding presents, I’m sure.